Kenneth Wofford, PhD

Kenneth A Wofford, PhD, Commander, Navy

Name: Kenneth A Wofford, PhD, Commander, Navy

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Nurse Anesthesia Program
Faculty Rank: 
Associate Professor
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Anesthesia, Resuscitation
Complex Data Analysis

Office Phone: 
(301) 295-1001


CDR Ken Wofford is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School
of Nursing and Nurse Anesthesia Program. CDR Wofford enlisted in the
Navy in 1992 and completed Hospital Corps School. He was selected for
direct accession to the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (Nurse Corps
Option) in 1993 and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from
Jacksonville University. He was commissioned an Ensign in May 1997.
After graduation he completed tours as a staff Medical-Surgical and
Intensive Care Unit nurse at Naval Hospital Beaufort and Naval Hospital
CDR Wofford was selected for the Navy Nurse Corps Anesthesia Program in 2001 and received a
Master of Science degree from Georgetown University in 2004. After graduation he served as a staff
nurse anesthetist at Naval Hospital Okinawa and Naval Hospital Jacksonville, and deployed in support
of Marine Corps operations in Korea and Iraq. He was selected as the Outstanding Clinical Instructor
for 2008 by the Nurse Anesthesia Students at Naval Hospital Jacksonville.
CDR Wofford was again selected for Duty Under Instruction in 2009 and received a Doctor of
Philosophy degree from Duke University in 2012. For his dissertation he studied the effect of surgery
on the mental and physical health of veterans with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder. His research
interests include the perioperative implications of chronic mental illness, airway management, and
fluid management.